Philippe Desmazes photographed…

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Philippe Desmazes was the first photojournalist on the scene of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s capture in Surt, Libya, on October 20, 2011, but by…

This picture of photographers fleeing…

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In the same second, the second picture was taken. It won first prize in the 2012 World Press Photo awards for “Spot News Singles.”…

In April 2005, an Islamist website…

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On February 1, 2005, an Islamist website released a photo of an expressionless US soldier sitting on the floor at gunpoint. His name was…

Al Qaeda’s media production house…

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Fox News “falls into the abyss,” and CNN “seems to be in cooperation with the government.” But the American Broadcasting Channel, ABC, is…

For two hours every day, Pino Maniaci…

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“To be a journalist in Sicily, you need a pair of hard balls, not a press card,” says Pino Maniaci, 60, lone anchorman and owner of…

For more than 20 years, Berlusconi…

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When Silvio Berlusconi got into the television business in 1978, it was to entertain families in a housing complex he had built outside…

Until 2010, Burmese newspapers…

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For nearly five decades, a room in Rangoon, Burma, hummed with around 100 government employees, mostly women, wielding red pens. This was…

In Iran, filmmakers are forbidden…

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Iranian journalists should be careful with their phrasing: while they may not write that women cannot ride motorcycles in the country,…

On July 9, 2008, newspapers worldwide…

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On July 9, 2008, minutes after this photograph of Iran’s latest weapons test was published online by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards…

On November 14, 2012, Israel…

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When the Israeli Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) tweet-announced its November 2012 “Pillar of Defense” assault, it added: “We recommend…